Geography at Brightwell

"We are Geographers"


Curriculum Intent

At Brightwell School, we aim for our pupils to be skilful geographers, map-readers, global citizens and environmentalists. We want to inspire pupils to be curious about the world around them and the people in it. As teachers, our intent is to have a clear, purposeful and well-delivered curriculum. We plan teaching of a solid knowledge of places and environments as well as ensuring fundamental values such as forming opinions, developing emotional intelligence and instilling empathy for other people’s personal geographies.


Through their work in geography, pupils learn about the area they live in and compare their life in this locality to other regions in the United Kingdom, as well as other areas around the world. In topic lessons with a geography focus, pupils will learn how to draw and interpret maps and develop the skills of research. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, our aim is that pupils will gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. We hope that pupils learning about other countries and cultures will instill a desire to visit and experience other cultures on a first-hand basis. Our curriculum aims to motivate pupils to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.


Please see our Curriculum Overviews on the class pages for further details of what the children are learning.